A recent review showed most studies found that clinically proven allergy to any food occurs in 1-5% of the total population in Europe. Most food allergens are proteins found in food which can trigger an immune response in allergic individuals when the body's immune system mistakenly identifies a protein as harmful.
Towards the end of 2014, European Food Information for Consumers Regulations (EU FIC) came into effect that required food producers to make changes to labelling on both pre-packed and loosely sold food to emphasise 14 allergens when used as ingredients. The aim was for these changes to provide allergen information in a clearer way, making it easier for consumers to make safer food choices when buying food or dining out.
Neogen Europe can provide a comprehensive range of products and services which can help you to control and manage allergens within your manufacturing facilities. At our UKAS accredited laboratory we use the latest immunological and DNA techniques depending on the allergen to be detected. Our allergen testing service is available for analysis of a wide variety of food matrices, CIP rinse waters and environmental swabs.
Neogen Europe's Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) techniques are based upon antigen-antibody interaction to allergenic proteins and can allow direct detection of the specified allergen across a wide variety of food matrices. Our Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) analysis techniques allow qualitative detection of the DNA of specific allergens.
For further information on our range of food allergen testing services please contact your Neogen Europe Ltd. Sales Representative or Technical Support Tel: +44 (0) 1292 525 628 or email: email@example.com.
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